Stories Related to Addiction

Parallels in how some cancer survivors and people with addiction value the future point to therapeutic targets for challenging behaviors

Nov. 21, 2018

Recently diagnosed cancer survivors are more likely to drink alcohol, use tobacco, and frequent tanning beds than people in later stages of recovery, according to a research team from the ...

A path forward: Leading national addiction experts from VTCRI and Stanford call for more neuroscience research on long-term addiction recovery in Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry article

Sept. 24, 2018

Warren Bickel, the director of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) Addiction Recovery Research Center, and Keith Humphreys, the Esther Ting Memorial Professor in psychiatry and behavioral science at ...

VTCRI professor to discuss artificial intelligence, psychology at international conference

July 6, 2018

The worlds of addiction research and artificial intelligence research are colliding for Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists seek unfiltered truth about 'light' cigarettes

Feb. 27, 2018

Scientists from multiple institutions, including a group of addiction neuroscience researchers from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, are gathering evidence under funding from the National Institutes of Health's National ...

Leader of NIH’s alcohol addiction research programs spoke Thursday at VTCRI

Jan. 16, 2017

George Koob, the director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, will discuss the neurocircuitry of alcohol addiction at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Virginia ...

Task force calls for community action to combat addiction epidemic

July 25, 2016

The public is invited to attend, “Community Conversation: Heroin Epidemic,” on July 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Community members and experts on addiction and substance abuse will lead the ...

Addiction scholar honored with career achievement award

April 26, 2016

The world’s oldest scientific organization studying addiction, the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, selected Warren Bickel as the 2016 recipient of the Nathan B. Eddy Award.

Treating addiction with technology

Aug. 19, 2014

Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and his team developed a computerized treatment program aimed at helping people become fluent in the language of recovery.

National initiative taps the wisdom of people who have beat addictions

Oct. 4, 2011

The National Quit & Recovery Registry collects the experiences of those in recovery through web-based sharing — also known as crowdsourcing — to enhance scientists' understanding of addiction, whether to ...

Addiction researcher optimistic about new smoking warnings

June 23, 2011

By presenting the concrete reality of what will happen as a result of smoking, the new anti-smoking warnings that will show up on packs of cigarettes next year have a ...

VTCRI professor Warren Bickel delivers talks on role of dysfunctional decision-making in substance abuse, addiction

March 29, 2011

Warren Bickel, professor in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, director of the Institute’s Center for Substance Abuse and professor of psychology in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, ...

VTCRI Professor Warren Bickel explores using memory training for addiction treatment

Feb. 1, 2011

People who are addicted to stimulants tend to choose instant gratification or a smaller but sooner reward over a future benefit, even if the future reward is greater. Reduced value ...